Remove ash/charcoal after each cook...?

Charcoal cookers (such as Weber Kettles)
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BadVF
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Remove ash/charcoal after each cook...?

Post by BadVF » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:11 pm

Hi all...
Great forum. First post...

The Akorn manual recommends that ashes and unused charcoal are removed after each cook to prevent corrosion...

They also go on to say that charcoal is great at absorbing moisture - hence the need to remove it to prevent corrosion.

Is this necessary or just overkill...?

Have any charcoal bbq oowners had any problems with corrosion from ashes or charcoal not being removed? (Not those who leave theirs in the weather and exposed to rain etc)

Furthermore, I would expect that the Akorn’s durable vitreous enamel coating of the hot parts should prevent any corrosion?

Thanks in advance.


the dane
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Re: Remove ash/charcoal after each cook...?

Post by the dane » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:22 am

I empty when its full, sometimes little bits of charcoal fall in, and can light up. Thats the only issue

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Re: Remove ash/charcoal after each cook...?

Post by 12x7 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:45 pm

I clean out the ash tray after a few cooks. I don’t remove the unused charcoal for most cooks. I top it up to replace what ai used in the last cook. When I do a low and slow cook I clean out the old charcoal and use new so there is a constant burn rate/ heat output.


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